Currently, I teach 6th grade Language Arts Literacy in NJ. I will be going into my third year doing so. Prior to that, I've taught 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades. This upcoming school year will be my 8th year teaching! I've also written curriculum for my district and am called upon for guidance in the area of Language Arts Literacy.
I use the Reading and Writing Workshop model for majority of my lessons. I am sure to break up my lessons to allow for direct teaching, partner work, independent work, and reflection. I am a firm believer in utilizing strong mentor texts but also allowing student choice in their reading.
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I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Family and Child Studies and a Master's Degree in Literacy (which resulted in a Reading Specialist certification).
I am a big geek and I love it! I love science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, and video games. I try to incorporate this into my teaching regularly. I also try to encourage fitness and positive physical and mental health. My Twitter is @ReadWriteTeach2.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Informational Text, Close Reading